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‘Dark Phoenix’ has its merits, but falls apart as you’re watching it

3/10 X-Men: The Last Stand was a doomed production. Franchise director Bryan Singer and two of X2’s writers had jumped ship to makeSuperman Returns, which had its own problems, and 20th Century Fox producers set a May 26, 2006 release date and refused to move off … Continue reading

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Micro-budget thriller ‘Ma’ razor-sharp

8/10 I came into Ma wondering how they drew in talent like Octavia Spencer, Luke Evans and Juliette Lewis for this $5 million goof. I stayed for a spectacular, nasty horror movie. After losing her job in the city, Erica Thompson (Lewis) … Continue reading

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‘Rocketman’ can’t break through

3/10 Hollywood biopics have grown more and more uniform as they’ve grown more lucrative over the years. That goes doubly for musician biopics, all of which seem to follow the same plot regardless of who they’re about and none of … Continue reading

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‘Godzilla’ sequel no king among monster movies

3/10 Godzilla: King of the Monsters tries to be almost everything to almost everyone. Unfortunately, the one thing it isn’t trying to be is a giant monster movie for people who just wanted to watch a giant monster movie. Godzilla: King of … Continue reading

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‘Booksmart’ a vapid non-film, do not waste your time on it

2/10 At long last, our suffering is over! There’s finally a Superbad for girls! Because the first one is such a fucking classic! In Booksmart, a pompous asshole called Molly (Beanie Feldstein) discovers that, after an entire high school career … Continue reading

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